No. A tiered, cement seating area is not conducive to audiences sitting on picnic blankets and lawn chairs and does not allow for a “360” audience experience, meaning they are able to connect with those in front of, behind, and to each side of where they are sitting. A tiered audience seating area may be considered if the area is a lawn-like setting, which allows for picnic blankets and lawn chairs, the “360” audience experience, and the ability for people to get up and dance freely and children to run freely. If you are unsure if your site meets the Levitt AMP Eligibility Criteria, you may send a photo of the proposed site to email@example.com and the Levitt Foundation will respond letting you know whether the site is eligible.
What if it rains or there is threatening weather when a Levitt AMP concert is scheduled to take place?
If it is raining or there is threatening weather when a Levitt AMP concert is scheduled to take place, you may move the concert to an indoor location. It is recommended that an alternate indoor location be secured prior to the launch of your Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series to prevent canceling a concert due to inclement weather.
No. All Levitt AMP Music Series must take place outdoors. Outdoor concerts in open lawn settings foster social interactions among people of all ages and backgrounds, which is central to the Levitt Foundation’s mission of strengthening the social fabric of America.
A lawn-like setting is an open space that does not have permanent or fixed seating. While a space may have minimal seating such as park benches along pathways, the majority of the space must be open and conducive to people sitting on picnic blankets and lawn chairs, so that they may easily interact with one another and have a “360” experience, meaning they are able to connect with those in front of, behind, and to each side of where they are sitting. A lawn-like setting allows people to get up and dance freely and children to run freely. While some communities may not have an open and expansive lawn available for their Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series, a “360” audience experience must be created. A proposed space that only allows for standing and does not allow people to comfortably sit on picnic blankets and lawn chairs will not be a competitive Levitt AMP application.
Is there a minimum size or attendance capacity for the site of our Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series?
No. The selected public space where your Levitt AMP Music Series will take place should be reflective of 1) your town or city’s population size and 2) the average number of people, adults and children, anticipated to attend each concert.
Are all the concerts of our Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series required to take place at the same location?
Yes. Reflecting Levitt’s mission to transform underused public spaces into welcoming and thriving destinations, all 10 concerts of your Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series are required to take place at the same location throughout the 10 to 12-week period. The impact of creative placemaking and developing meaningful third spaces in communities stems from consistent use of a public space over a period of time.
A privately owned site may be considered as the location for your Levitt AMP Music Series if it is open to the public on a daily basis and only closed for limited nighttime hours. In Section 3 of the application, you should describe why this proposed site is the best location for your Levitt AMP Music Series.
The Levitt Foundation considers a public site to be an outdoor location, owned by a public entity—usually a municipality—that is open to the public on a daily basis and only closed for limited nighttime hours.
Yes. It is encouraged that vendors be present during your Levitt AMP concerts. Food and beverage vendors and local artisans all contribute to a festive atmosphere, making the Levitt AMP concerts even more enjoyable for your audience. While on-site vendors are encouraged, audiences should always have the option to bring their own outside food and drinks.
Yes. As long as your organization is in compliance with all local, state, and federal laws and regulations related to alcohol consumption and sales, it is at your discretion whether beer and wine may be permitted at your Levitt AMP concerts.